Cosmetic Injections

Wrinkle Reduction - Neuromuscular Relaxers

BOTOX® Xeomin®

These products are all effective wrinkle treatments designed to reduce facial expression lines.  They are derived from a naturally occurring protein known as botulinum purified neurotoxin complex. When injected, this complex reduces wrinkles by selectively weakening certain facial muscles that cause unwanted wrinkles.

The most common treatment places are the frown lines (11s), the smiles lines in the eyes (crow's feet), the forehead lines (long lines running across), and for a mild brow lift.

This wrinkle reduction treatment is temporary; it will have to be repeated on a regular basis to remain effective. The longevity of each treatment depends on many individual factors including the degree of skin damage present, the depth of the lines, the size of the muscles, the amount and strength of product used, the frequency of retreatment, and the speed of the neuron-muscular repair. An average response is 3-6 months of diminished muscle contraction. Individual responses may be longer or shorter, depending on the factors above.

Call Valley View Dermatology today to speak with one of our associates, and see if wrinkle reduction is right for you!

Dermal Fillers

Juvéderm® familyRestylane® family

If you want to rejuvenate your skin without undergoing aggressive surgical procedures, dermal fillers are a safer and less expensive alternative.  Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected in the face and hands to smooth lines, wrinkles, and deeper folds. They are also used to restore volume where tissues have degenerated with age, where fat loss has caused cheeks to collapse, to fill in pockmarks and acne scars, to contour or reshape facial features, add volume to lips and cheeks, reshape the nose, reduce nasolabial folds, fill under the eyes, and rejuvenate the hands.

Injections are customized for every patient, depending on the desired results. Fillers will not stop the process of aging; however, they will temporarily diminish the look of wrinkles and soft tissue depressions.

Injections usually require topical anesthesia or local anesthetic injections to diminish discomfort. Continuing treatments are necessary in order to maintain the effect of fillers over time. Depending on the filler used and the area injected, they will last 6-18 months and are gradually absorbed by the body over time.

Call for an appointment today to see if dermal fillers are right for you.

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